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Audio: Missouri U.S. Senators sign letter to address rural broadband coverage

Both Missouri Senators have signed a letter asking for more time to organize efforts to get financing to expand rural broadband service.     The letter seeks more time for state, local, and Tribal governments to challenge an eligibility map for federal money to expand broadband over the next 10 years. The Senators want additional […]

Mike Parson

Audio: Missouri legislative leaders invite Mike Parson to address joint session of legislature

Top Missouri legislative leaders have invited Mike Parson to address a joint session of the Legislature after he’s sworn-in as governor. House Speaker Todd Richardson made the announcement Wednesday morning after he and other leaders met with Parson in Jefferson City.     Richardson tells Capitol reporters today’s meeting was productive. Senate President Pro Tem […]

Audio: Missouri crop progress report for week of May, 28, 2018

Warmer temperatures for the week allowed planting to progress. Below average precipitation resulted in lower pond levels and soil moisture.     Temperatures last week averaged 75.1 degrees, 8.4 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.06 inches statewide, 0.09 inches below normal. There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 27, 2018. […]

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Senator Roy Blunt and Missouri Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe React to Governor Greitens’ Resignation

(Missourinet) – Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says he’s looking forward to Mike Parson’s leadership as governor. Blunt was hosting a roundtable with business leaders at Associated Industries of Missouri in Jefferson City, as Governor Eric Greitens announced his resignation. Blunt gave his first interview to Missourinet after Greitens resigned:     Blunt says Greitens’ situation […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Missouri judge rules Greitens committees must turn over subpoenaed documents

(MissouriNet) -A Cole County judge has ruled that Governor Greitens’ political action and campaign committees must turn over documents by Friday to a House committee investigating Greitens. During a court hearing last week, Mark Kempton, the attorney for the House committee, said the lawmakers want documents that are relevant to their investigation of the governor. […]

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Former inmate at Chillicothe Correctional Center accuses officer of sexual assault and rape

A former inmate at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution filed a suit Tuesday accusing a correctional center employee and a mental health professional of rape and sexual abuse. Also named in the suit are a Virginia mental health services company and the supervisors of the accused. Jason Taylor with Missouri Net files this report.     […]

McCaskill survey: Missouri’s VA hospitals continue to improve care for America’s war heroes

(MissouriNet) – About 1,200 Missouri veterans report steady progress in the quality of care they have received at the state’s VA hospitals. Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, who briefed reporters in St. Louis’ Forest Park, says it pleases her to hear about the improvements described in her annual survey results of the state’s five VA medical […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Hostility in committee hearings on Greitens reaches fever pitch

(MissouriNet) – The special House committee investigating Governor Eric Greitens is frustrated that his defense team has refused to release documents in its possession. Republican Representative Don Phillips of Kimberling City is a committee member who spent 28 years as a Missouri State Trooper. Phillips notes he’s interrogated hundreds of witnesses over the years and […]

Audio: 100 deadliest days for teen drivers underway in Missouri

(MissouriNet) – Memorial Day unofficially marked what is known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. Sergeant Jason Pace of the Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages parents to educate their teens about being responsible behind the wheel.     Car crashes involving teen drivers climb during the summer months because teenagers drive more during […]

Rape Kit

Report shows more than 4,800 untested rape kits in Missouri

(MissouriNet) – Attorney General Josh Hawley has released a report today showing nearly 50-percent of Missouri law enforcement agencies do not send in rape evidence for testing because officers felt the victim was not credible and would not cooperate. During a press conference, in Jefferson City, Colleen Coble with the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and […]

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Several Missouri tax credits see chopping block, including low income housing

(MissouriNet) – Several Missouri tax credits will not be issued beginning in July, including one to finance low-income housing. The Missouri Housing Development Commission – MHDC – killed off the housing program in the current fiscal year, claiming it has a poor rate of return. Republican House Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick said his committee’s decision […]

Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight

Ex husband’s attorney gets heated in appearance before House committee

(MissouriNet) – A special House committee has heard testimony from an attorney involved in allegations that have led to the possible impeachment of Governor Eric Greitens. Al Watkins represents the ex-husband of the woman who’s accused Greitens of sexual coercion and physical abuse. During a heated exchange, Watkins passionately defended the ex-husband, saying he held […]

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Extra Missouri state troopers will be patrolling roadways and waterways

(MissouriNet) – You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the highways during this Memorial Day weekend. Every available trooper will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and helping motorists. Missouri State Highway Patrol Lieutenant  Paul Reinsch says the Patrol is participating in Operation CARE, which stands for Crash Awareness Reduction Effort:     Troopers […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Lawmaker, attorney both contacted the FBI over allegations related to Greitens

(MissouriNet) – Both sides in a special House committee hearing on an investigation of Governor Eric Greitens revealed yesterday they had contact with the FBI.     Republican Representative Jay Barnes, who chairs the committee, said he’d contacted federal law enforcement after hearing closed testimony from an early Greitens campaign advisor, Michael Hafner, who alleged […]

Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight

Audio: Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight meets today

The bipartisan Missouri House committee investigating the governor will meet Tuesday at the Statehouse in Jefferson City.     The Missouri House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight meets today at 11 am to discuss special session rules, as well as documents and discovery. They’ll be discussing House Resolution 2, which was filed Friday night by […]

School Safety

Audio: Members of Missouri’s delegation to Washington consider school safety legislation

There’s renewed attention to look at gun violence on campus after a gunman killed 10 students at a Texas high school last week. Missouri Republican Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler is sponsoring a bill in Congress to address the issue. She told KOLR-TV that her “Police Officers Protecting Children Act” would allow armed, off-duty or retired officers […]

Jackson County prosecutor to take over invasion of privacy investigation against Greitens

The Jackson County prosecutor will take over an invasion of privacy investigation against Governor Greitens.     Last week, Gardner dismissed the charge against Greitens and said she planned to ask for a special prosecutor to handle the case. In a press release today, Gardner says the court has granted her request for one. She […]

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Audio: Missouri Representative says corporate tax is ‘most destructive tax known to man’

The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill that would cut the corporate tax cut from 6.25 to four percent. Manchester Republican State Senator Andrew Koenig says the plan would give Missouri the second lowest business tax in the nation.     The measure, which would begin in 2020, heads to the governor for consideration.